The chairperson of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, will arrive in Islamabad today on a three-day visit to the country.
The visit is part of Pakistan’s efforts to seek a political end to the long conflict in Afghanistan.
The visit is expected to pave way for wide-ranging exchange of views on the Afghan peace process and strengthening of bilateral relations and people-to-people interaction.
Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan called up Dr. Abdullah Abdullah inviting him to visit Pakistan at the earliest to share perspectives on advancing the Afghan peace process and forging closer ties between the two countries.
Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq has played a crucial role in this forthcoming visit which sees Abdullah accompanied by a high-level delegation, including prominent members of the High Council for National Reconciliation.
Foreign Office, in a statement, said Dr. Abdullah Abdullah would meet the prime minister, president, chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and other dignitaries. He will deliver a key-note address at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, and also interact with the media.
PM on Afghanistan Peace Process
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan has paid the highest price for instability in Afghanistan.
In his article in Washington Post, Imran Khan wrote that peace cannot be imposed through external force in Afghanistan.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan will continue to support all the stakeholders who are willing to put their efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Imran Khan expressed his determination of Multilateral collaboration among the nations for the development and prosperity of Pakistan.
Prime Minister said Pakistan does not want to see Afghanistan become a sanctuary for international terrorism.